Millions of people watched as Jadon and Anias McDonald, head-fused craniopagus twins, endured the most difficult 27-hour separation procedure in 2016.
The boys were 13 months old at the time. How do the present-day Siamese twins feel and develop?
Siamese twins Jadon and Anias were born in September 2015. There is no other way to explain what happened to them except a miracle.
According to medical statistics, almost 40% of these infants are born dead, and a third of the survivors die within 24 hours.
The very fact that they have endured for 13 months is astounding. However, an even greater miracle was performed by American medical personnel in the separating of the boys.
The entire process took 27 hours.
The surgeons encountered some difficulties at one point because the shared area of Jadon and Anias’ brains was larger than the computer simulation had predicted.
The speech remained unaffected, but children’s surgeon James Goodrich warned that they would have trouble learning to walk and develop other motor abilities in the future.
Christian, the father of Jadon and Anias, declares that they surely made the right choice.
According to him, allowing kids to have regular lives is the best thing we could ever do. Our faith will help them overcome any obstacles. Siamese twins frequently exhibit persistent dominance over the other.
When it came to the McDonald brothers, Jadon was ’strong,’ since his body could support the survival of the other twin by working for two.
Even though it was a big concern for the physicians, the boys can breathe independently, interact with their environment, feed separately from one another, react emotionally to family members, and even play together.